Saturday, August 24

The March at 50


"When Daniel R. Smith was born dirt poor more than three-quarters of a century ago, there were only about 20 other blacks in his small Connecticut town. His own father had been born a slave in Virginia in 1862. Mr. Smith served as a medic in Korea in the years just after the Army had been desegregated. And in August 1963, he found himself standing beside the Reflecting Pool with tens of thousands of others listening to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver one of the most famous speeches in American history."
NY Times
CBS News (Video)
CNN - March on Washington: Throngs mark 'I Have a Dream' anniversary (Video)
YouTube: 50 Years Later, the Untold History of the March on Washington & MLK, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

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